May 5th is pretty much the same as any other day in Mexico. But in the U.S., thanks to aggressive marketers, it's become a day to indulge in comforting Mexican food. Here are the best spots to celebrate across the country.
Use this as your ultimate guide to Mexican restaurants in and around Chicago.
El Centro - The 21 best Mexican restaurants in America What you're getting: The Frijoladas Oaxaquenas and the Campechanos tacos With all due respect to Ole and Casa Romero, El Centro (the original one in the South End, please) is far and away the best Mexican food in Boston, a city that has always struggled to find its South of the Border footing.
Los Potrillos - Santa Fe, New Mexico The BEST Mexican restaurant in town. Unpretentious, incredible food, homemade flour tortillas, reasonable prices, lots of parking, on the main drag, Cerrillos Road. Not a tourist place.